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This is a bad argument for raising minimum wage

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User Info: Shmashed

Shmashed
3 years ago#1
http://imgur.com/gallery/N6o1w

Just saw this on facebook.

A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
Literally.

User Info: CyborgSage00x0

CyborgSage00x0
3 years ago#2
It's not bad per se, but it's more trying to show that the value of minimum wage is arbitrary and completely within our scope to raise/change as we please.
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User Info: funkeepick

funkeepick
3 years ago#3
Why is it bad? Because it's making a moral argument instead of a purely economic one?
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User Info: CC Ricers

CC Ricers
3 years ago#4
CyborgSage00x0 posted...
It's not bad per se, but it's more trying to show that the value of minimum wage is arbitrary


I would agree with that. The only argument I can see defending it is that it somehow fits closely with the break even point of profits. On a corporate level, yeah that can be measured, such as Walmart because their profit margins are low due to the prices they offer. But I can't see how it can be applied to a state-wide level.
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User Info: Nitro378

Nitro378
3 years ago#5
Lol at the number of anti-poor comments in that link, it looks like the neoliberal propaganda machine is working as intended.
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User Info: starjackerseth

starjackerseth
3 years ago#6
...Was there supposed to be an argument in that paragraph?
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User Info: JOExHIGASHI

JOExHIGASHI
3 years ago#7
That is a bad argument

Turning a crank for 8 hours straight is different than being a cashier or flipping burgers.

The crank is physically more strenuous so people value the work higher
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User Info: Evil Genius 9

Evil Genius 9
3 years ago#8
It's not really an argument, it's just meant to help you understand how s****y the minimum wage is. Even if it was raised to $9, you'd still only get a penny every 4 seconds instead of 5.
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User Info: Shmashed

Shmashed
3 years ago#9
It's a bad argument because why don't we just let the machine spit out dollars instead of pennies? People will soon realize that a lot of jobs make far less doing much harder work than turning a crank!

Oh yeah, because turning the crank on the machine isn't an actual job.
Literally.

User Info: starjackerseth

starjackerseth
3 years ago#10
jejasin posted...


Oh yeah, because turning the crank on the machine isn't an actual job.


It used to be, but then it was outsourced.
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